Friday, May 8, 2009

We're all in this together

The following quote by Barbara Brown Taylor can relate to both our regular families and our ward “families.”

Be patient with yourself, and while you are at it, be patient with the rest of us too. You cannot follow a shepherd all by yourself, after all. You are stuck with this flock, or some flock, and everyone knows that sheep are, well, sheep. They panic easily and refuse to be pushed. They make most of their decisions based on their appetites and they tend to get into head-butting contests for no reason at all. But stick with the flock. It is where the shepherd can be found, which makes it your best bet not only for survival but also for joy.

Above all, understand that you belong here as part of the flock.


  1. It sure make one question all the media influences that tell you "different is good."